Pirates' Taillon hurt in Curve loss

Club's No. 2 prospect exits after suffering shin contusion

Jameson Taillon is 2-4 with a 3.26 ERA in seven starts for Altoona. (Carl Kline/MiLB.com)

By Robert Emrich / Special to MLB.com | May 7, 2013 8:41 PM ET

Jameson Taillon took a line drive off his left leg in the fouth inning and was removed from the game in Double-A Altoona's 13-2 loss to Harrisburg on Tuesday

The Pirates' No. 2 prospect completed a season-low three innings, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits while falling to 2-4 for the Curve. After walking Sandy Leon to open the fourth, Rick Hague singled off the hurler's shin.

The Florida native was diagnosed with a shin contusion and was removed primarily as a precaution. Taillon, who has lost three straight Eastern League starts for the Curve, has a 3.24 ERA in 38 2/3 innings while fanning 39 batters.

"Well, the sun is gonna rise tomorrow. Back at it," Taillon said on Twitter.

Jimmy Von Ostrand was 4-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs, falling a triple shy of the cycle for the Senators. Anthony Rendon, the Nationals' top prospect, doubled and scored twice.

Nathan Karns, Washington's No. 6 prospect, fanned eight and allowed two runs -- one earned -- on two hits over five innings to improve to 3-1 for Harrisburg.

Andrew Lambo homered for the sixth time this season for the Curve.

Robert Emrich is a contributor to MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @RobertEmrich. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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